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Machining formula


Highest precision in the production of reliable parts used at speed is the aim of those involved with the motorsport field. Machinery catches up with latest applications.

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Tomorrow's materials today


Composites provides a number of manufacturing challenges for those more familiar with processing conventional metal or plastic components. Unfortunately, machining composites demands the application of specific ...

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Technology race


The UK motorsport sector employs 50,000 people, with more than 30,000 of these engaged in full-time engineering roles. There are about 4,000 UK businesses of various sizes involved in motorsport, including several ...

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Autosport Engineering 2008


Now in its 13th year, Autosport Engineering is a two-day, trade-only specialist area within Autosport International for technical suppliers to the motorsport industry.

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Making parts fast


The UK's motorsport industry is helping racers get more on the track by providing the manufacturing wherewithal to speed turnround times for new parts and designs.

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The beautiful race


With the winning of the engine contract for the new Superleague Formua, Menard Competition Technologies (MCT) will be putting its recently acquired automated piston manufacturing cell to good use. The £1.8 million cell ...

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The power of curves


At Honda Racing F1 Team's Brackley headquarters, Haas machine tools are playing an important supporting role alongside a £30 million wind tunnel. The manufacture and test of curved, aerodynamic surfaces can translate ...

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Taking the racing line


The British public’s endless thirst for motor racing appears unquenchable. Silverstone regularly attracts crowds in excess of 100,000 for the Formula One British Grand Prix, while a similar number recently attended the ...

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Piston maker’s CAM benefits


Perfect Bore has been using EdgeCAM for a number of years for the finish machining of forged pistons but the ability to produce low volumes at short notice is an important part of the company’s strategy for growth. To ...

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Helping hands at Honda


Racing bike maker Honda Racing is based at Louth, Lincolnshire, and its customers are private racing teams unable to manufacture their own motorcycles. Outside the professional racing world are more customers; ...

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High-performance production


For some, the motorsport industry is a new venture. In just two years, sales of sub-contract machined components to the UK motorsport industry have grown from zero to over £100,000 for Stapleford, Nottingham-based ...

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Making the sparks fly


It is fair to say that the components generated by the Renault F1 Team certainly lend themselves to EDM. The team’s emphasis on designing parts that are as light, yet as stiff as possible inevitably creates complex ...

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‘Sectorism’ and clusters


Aerospace, defence, motorsport, automotive, all are identifiable sectors and all have their respective representative bodies around which the sector companies, often located in clusters, can rally and on whose behalf ...

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Toyoda Mitsui cuts it with Toyota F1 team


Machine tool maker Toyoda Mitsui is a Toyota Formula 1 team technical partner for the 2004 season. Toyoda Mitsui has supplied the F1 team with three machining centres for high-speed and 5-axis machining to support them ...

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Life in the 5-axis fast lane


35-employee Taylor Kightley has not one but two Matsuura 5-axis machining centres. And they helped win it pole position in the F1 parts machining stakes